Universities in Transition

The Changing Role and Challenges for Academic Institutions


ISBN: 978-1-4419-7508-9 (Print) 978-1-4419-7509-6 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. The Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-10

      Background and Introduction

    3. Chapter

      Pages 11-24

      In Search of Excellence? An International Perspective on Governance of University Research

    4. Chapter

      Pages 25-49

      The Evolving Role of Universities in Economic Development: The Case of University–Industry Linkages

  3. Country Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 51-51

    2. Chapter

      Pages 53-76

      Brazilian Universities and Their Contribution to Innovation and Development

    3. Chapter

      Pages 77-96

      Uruguay: Higher Education, National System of Innovation, and Economic Development in a Small Peripheral Country

    4. Chapter

      Pages 97-118

      Cuba: University, Innovation and Society: Higher Education in the National System of Innovation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 119-142

      Vietnam: Current Debates on the Transformation of Academic Institutions

    6. Chapter

      Pages 143-170

      China: Challenges for Higher Education in a High Growth Economy

    7. Chapter

      Pages 171-191

      Tanzania: The Evolving Role of Universities in Economic Development

    8. Chapter

      Pages 193-218

      South Africa: Reforming Higher Education and Transforming the National System of Innovation

    9. Chapter

      Pages 219-245

      Latvia: Repositioning of Academic Institutions in a Catching-Up Country

    10. Chapter

      Pages 247-260

      Russia: Universities in the Context of Reforming the National Innovation System

    11. Chapter

      Pages 261-282

      Germany: The Role of Universities in the Learning Economy

    12. Chapter

      Pages 283-305

      Developing Universities: The Evolving Role of Academic Institutions in Denmark

    13. Chapter

      Pages 307-325

      The Role of Academic Institutions in the National System of Innovation and the Debate in Sweden

  4. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 327-327

    2. Chapter

      Pages 329-352

      The Three Missions of Universities: A Synthesis of UniDev Project Findings

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 353-366